Matt Speake

Matt Speake

Matt Speake

(main profile photo of Matt by Karl Orud at the pre-WOC in 2018)

Matt left the squad at the end of 2020.

I am now settled near Oslo in Norway with my wife and young family. I trained as a furniture maker, then became a joiner, which is what I now do full-time. My Norwegian club was Lillomarka, and is now Bækkelagets SK. I have been pleased over the years to introduce many other British internationals to Norway.

I grew up with EBOR and Yorkshire Juniors, running three JWOCs, and after a year with Interlopers returned to run with EBOR when in the UK. I joined the GB senior squad in 2004 and have run in eight World Champs. I have a top 10 result as I was in the relay team that came 9th in Hungary in 2009.

  • 6th TioMila 2017 (running Leg 3) 8th Jukola 2017 (running Leg 3).
  • JK Champion 2010 (South West) and 2013 (South Central), and regularly a medallist.
  • British Champion M20 at High Dam 2003.

Clubs: Eborienteers (Yorkshire & Humberside OA) and Bækkelagets SK (Norway)

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